Bullpen Finalized, Aceves Back With Yankees


Well yesterday was a busy and interesting day for the Yankees. It started with a slow morning and still no news. Then word came out that manager Joe Girardi called a special players meeting about two hours before last night’s game against the Miami Marlins. Soon after the meeting broke, the Yankees officially announced the […]

Preston Claiborne Amongst Today’s Roster Cuts


As we get closer and closer to opening day the obvious roster cuts to slim to down to the 40-man and the 25-man roster are inevitable. Well today was one of those days, according to reports out of Tampa there are some empty lockers this morning, even some names we know. It looks like the […]

Pineda poised to step up


  “Today is a big day for me,” said Michael Pineda shortly after manager Joe Girardi made the announcement he’d be the team’s fifth starter. The 25 year old is ready to finally throw his first regular season pitch in pinstripes after two years on the shelf with a major shoulder injury. You can say […]

Starting rotation all but set

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As spring training winds down to it’s final week, manager Joe Girardi has announced the starters for the opening series against the Houston Astros. CC Sabathia will get his sixth straight opening day start for the Yanks, with Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova following him. This means we’ll get to see Masahiro Tanaka make his […]

Teixeira and Soriano to Start Tomorrow


After taking live batting practice Monday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has said he’s been a little disappointed that he’s not be able to take more live swings this week, particularly today. In the early sessions this morning Tex was held to only five pitches before pitching coach Larry Rothschild called the session. Luckily guest […]

Andy Pettitte in Camp, Works With CC

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The Yankees had another surprise guest instructor show up this week. Any guesses? I’ll spoil it, it was Andy Pettitte. Yes the recently retired Pettitte showed up in camp Monday to do some work with the pitching staff this week. He was flagged by the media almost instantly and asked one question. Was this going to lead to […]

Pineda and Teixeira Scheduled to Play This Week


As we get deeper into camp, the last of the walking wounded work towards seeing their names on that Grapefruit League lineup card. The Yankees can look to knock two more very important ingredients off the championship recipe with the returns of Mark Teixeira and Michael Pineda. Both players are slated to make their spring […]

Finding the Fifth Man


It is time to begin the post Andy Pettitte era in the Bronx (again.) With the signing of Tanaka, four of the five starting pitchers are pretty much set barring some 2013-like bad luck. CC Sabathia will most likely open the season per the norm, even though he is coming off his worst season as […]

What can you say but Salieri?


In Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” Mozart, who is at a loss to describe how poor his peer, Salieri’s music is, says ,”I never knew that music like that was possible.   One hears such sounds, and what can one say, but…Salieri.”  When Yankee fans hear the crack of the bat as a ball sails over the […]

A Hiro at home


Hiroki Kuroda is turning in one of the best seasons by a Yankee pitcher we’ve seen in the past 35 years. The only other Yankee to have  a lower ERA this late into the season was Ron Guidry in 1978, when he finished at 1.74. Although Kuroda has been solid all around, his numbers at […]

New injury for Phelps


When David Phelps went down in early July with a forearm strain, many thought he’d be back in the rotation this season. Now, his return at all is in doubt after the 26-year-old suffered a new injury – this time an elbow strain. Phelps will be shutdown completely for two weeks in an attempt to […]

Pineda put on hold


In what has become a nightmare season for the Yankees, they received somewhat good news yesterday regarding Michael Pineda – who was pulled during a rehab start over the weekend with shoulder tightness. Tests came back negative and no structural damage was found in the 24-year-old’s surgically repaired right shoulder. For now, he will be […]

Pineda out of the pen?


Michael Pineda is still a starter in the Yankees’ eyes, but he could be a valuable piece out of the bullpen in 2013. The organization has said from the beginning that Pineda’s use in the rotation will depend on who’s doing well and who’s not. They can of course send him to Triple-A for more […]

Pineda hits bump in the road


Michael Pineda had been moving along quite well over his first three rehab starts (not including a simulated game) compiling a 0.63 ERA and 11/4 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings. However, he was roughed up in a start with Trenton against the Double- A Binghamton Mets this afternoon. Pineda lasted only three innings, giving up […]

Yankees Release Clay Rapada

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In surprising news Wednesday morning, the Yankees have released LHP Clay Rapada, who was a strong addition to the Yankee bullpen in 2012.  Rapada, frequently called on by Joe Girardi, posted an ERA of 2.82 in 70 games, earning 3 victories.  In 5 playoff games, Rapada did not allow a run, yet spent all of […]

Rondon Removed from 40-Man

Francisco Rondon has been Designated for Assignment to open a spot on the Yankees 40-man roster

(PR) The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Saturday that LHP Francisco Rondon has been designated for assignment by the Yankees and is thus removed from the active roster.  RHP Graham Stoneburner has been transferred from Triple-A Scranton to take his place. Rondon, 25, began the season in the Trenton starting rotation but […]

Yankees set AL record with win against Toronto


When Curtis Granderson caught the final out of today’s game, the Yankees set a new American League record. The team, that has been decimated by injuries and picked against since the beginning of the season, is now 18-0 when scoring first to start the season. The Yankees are the only team in the major leagues […]

Pineda showing good velocity


Michael Pineda is making strides in returning to a Major League mound. Yesterday, he threw in an extended spring training game and sat mostly at 93 mph on the radar gun, even touching 95 – according to Bryan Hoch. This is pretty impressive for someone coming off of a major shoulder injury. Unlike Tommy John […]

Yankees Promote Preston Claiborne

Preston Claiborne will be in Pinstripes starting tomorrow (Photo Credit: Preston Claiborne on Twitter)

The New York Yankees have selected right-handed pitcher Preston Claiborne as the replacement for the injured Joba Chamberlain. The news was first broke by fellow minor leaguers Rob Segedin and Mark Montgomery on Twitter a short while ago according to an article on Examiner.com Claiborne, 25, was one of the most productive relief pitchers during […]

Hughes to start tomorrow in Detroit


Phil Hughes will return earlier than expected, as he will board a plane soon and head to Detroit according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York. Hughes was in line to return on April 11 at Cleveland, but instead will start tomorrow. Hughes last pitched in extended Spring Training on Monday, going seven innings, and said he […]